Regulator asks Goldman, three other banks for information on shell companies

May 12, 2016 (LBO) – A top U.S. regulator has asked Goldman Sachs and three foreign banks about their possible involvement with shell companies, sources say.

The New York Department of Financial Services had requested information from 13 other banks last month after the release of the Panama Papers, a CNBC report said.

The DFS also asked for data from BNP Paribas, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Standard Chartered.

More than 200,000 documents were put online this week as part of the Panama Papers leak from a Panamanian law firm which contain names and details of companies having offshore accounts.